“Highlights of Bertinoro workshop” on 11-12 October 2019 in Istanbul-Turkey

Highlights of “Predisposition to hereditary Leukemia and Lymphoma Training School” Workshop

Istanbul, Turkey
11th – 12th of October 2019

The First edition of the “Predisposition to hereditary Leukemia & Lymphoma Training School” has been successfully organized by the LEGEND-COST project on 25-29 March 2019 in Bertinoro-Italy.
In response to the high demand of training from Turkey and the region WG5 is organizing a two-day “Highlights of Bertinoro workshop” on 11-12 October 2019 in Istanbul-Turkey. The workshop is intended for oncohematologists and clinical geneticists from Turkey and the regional countries. Participants will be recruited via the national professional organizations/associations, as well as announcement on the Legend Project’s web site
This workshop offers interactive lectures on the first day. On the second day concurrent workshops in small groups and case discussion sessions offer trainee work with supervision from trainers. Trainees will prepare short presentations for the discussion sessions.

Output of workshop will be:

  • Increased literacy of genomics regarding hereditary Leukemia and Lymphoma among related professionals
  • A multi-disciplinary collaboration platform together with stakeholders in many fields to generate synergy and inspiration for original ideas and approaches.

Registration: There is no fee for the workshop. A first come first serve basis will be applied. For the second day a maximum of 350 trainees will be accepted. Participants are expected to bring and present their own workshop related cases/families. Instructions will be shared for accepted applicants. Please send a motivation letter to the following E-mail together with your intention to attend also the second day workshop.

Registration mail:

Please also have a look the detailed program and students comments of the first edition of the “Predisposition to hereditary Leukemia and Lymphoma” Training School at our web site ( The aim of school was to deliver up-to-date knowledge on hereditary leukemia and lymphoma to hematologists and geneticists in training or certified, who want to learn about familial and syndromic hematological malignancies. The School has been successfully provided interdisciplinary connections to address clinical diagnosis of hereditary and syndromic leukemia and lymphoma as well as genetic predisposition from complementary perspectives.

Friday 11th October 2019
09:00 - 10:00 Registration and Coffee
10:00 - 10:10 Opening and Introduction
10:10 - 11:00 Lecture:  Germline genetic IKZF1 variation and predisposition to childhood ALL
Geertruy te Kronnie
11:00 - 11:30 Pre Test with Kahoot (to learn to work with Kahoot and to test basic knowledge)
11:30 - 12:00 Cancer Genetics and basics of Cancer Genetic Counselling
Uğur Özbek
12:00 - 12:30 Leukemia and lymphoma related genetics
Roland Kuiper
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:00 Why are patients with predisposition syndromes prone to leukemia and lymphoma development?
Jan Loffen
14:00 - 14:30 NGS, Diagnostic laboratory tests and research.
Müge Sayitoğlu
14:30 - 15:10 Lecture: Childhood Cancer Predisposition
Oscar Haas
15:10 - 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30 - 16:00

Examples from the ward:  how to distinguish classical / hereditary L&L
Jelena Lazic

16:00 - 16:30 How to recognize Leukemia &Lymphoma  genetic predisposition. Marjolijn Jongmans, Ugur (see comment below about adding GC to this assignment).
16:30 - 17:00 Fun quiz with Kahoot
17:00 - 17:30 Instruction for Saturday workshop and grouping for case presentations.
Marjolijn Jongmans

Saturday 12th October 2019
09:00 - 13:00

    • How to recognize Leukemia and Lymphoma tumor risk in non-syndromic and syndromic children. Preparation of assigned cases - GroupPresentations. Marjolijn Jongmans
    • Case Presentations from Students. Trainees present cases (selected) in connection with this we can comment on ELSI issues and question counselling issues.


Marjolijn Jongmans
Truus te Kronnie
Roland Kuiper
Jelena Lazic
Jan Loeffen
Uğur Özbek
Müge Sayitoğlu